News & Events

REMINDER
There will be an extra Bennington Farmers’ market this Saturday at  St.Peters Church 10-1
Come stock up for your feast!!

 

December 14, Saturday

Christmas Tea

The 79th Annual Christmas Tea and Gift Shop will take place from 3 to 5 pm. Tickets are $8, there are no reservations.  Enjoy a quiet respite in this busy season with sweet and savory goodies, coffee, tea, punch, in our beautifully decorated hall. And browse the Gift Shop for some Christmas goodies.

 

Take a coat, leave a coat

The cold weather means that our Take-a-Coat, Leave-a-Coat rack is back up.  Thank you to the many folks who are leaving coats. If you need one, or know of someone who needs a coat, please take one. 


November 22, Friday

The People of St. James’ Episcopal Church invite you to The Celebration of New Ministry with The Rev. Mary Robinson White as Priest-In-Partnership. The Rt. Rev. Shannon MacVean-Brown, Eleventh Bishop of Vermont, will preside. A reception will follow.

November 24, Sunday

Pastoral Care – will meet at 11:30 am. The group will review prayer chains, and plan for Lunch Bunch. If you have questions or Pastoral care needs, please call Nancy Bower at 802-447-0119 or Emily Kennedy at 802-442-5300.

December 1, Sunday

Knitting Ministry 
Join us in the Guild Room, following Coffee Hour. Bring your projects and stories for an hour or more of knitting shawls, blankets, etc. Feel free to bring a friend with you or have them meet you there. Call Nancy at 447-0119 with ideas or
questions.

December 12, Thursday

St. Nicholas Potluck Dinner and Work Party
Setting up and stringing lights on the trees, and other decorating, along with a time of food and fellowship.

December 24, Christmas Eve, Tuesday

The Children’s pageant will be at 6 pm, followed by Lessons & Carols.

December 25, Christmas Day, Wednesday

Morning Prayer at 9 am will be led by John Terauds.

For those wishing to receive Holy Communion on these blessed days,
St James in Arlington invites you to their 5 pm service Christmas Eve and Eucharist on Christmas Day at 10 am.

January 26, Sunday

Annual Meeting will follow a single service at 9 am.

Announcements

If you want to receive a mailed Keystone please leave a message with Shirley Miller at 802-681-7788 or email her at [email protected]. If you want to receive the weekly email announcements, with a link to the Keystone, please email [email protected],org

Ministry Teams – Ministry Team calendars will be posted in various areas around the church. If you would like a copy (paper or via email) please contact Donna in the office.

A note from our Treasurer:
Dear friends,
Our annual stewardship letter and pledge cards were mailed out recently. If you need a card please check the table in the hall or call 442-2911.
Sincerely,
Victoria Odell, treasurer 

Evening Prayer – Will continue on Wednesdays at 5 pm and Centering Prayer and discussion at 5:30. All are welcome to this quiet interlude in our busy weeks.

Questions about the calling of new clergy can be found here

Food for our Freezer ~ Please consider making an extra dish this season to give to those in need. Please date and label your food items and place in freezer- proof packaging . Thank you.

Thank you for using the compost bucket in the kitchen!  We are saving a lot of food from the landfill and are creating great ingredients for our spring garden soil.  All food scraps and paper towels, napkins,  should go into this bucket and then it can then be emptied into the bin outside the kitchen door. Please continue to help our Mother Earth by returning food to the earth!

Photo/Image Policy for St Peter’s Church:
The Vestry would like folks to re-read the church’s photo policy. Parents have to sign an “opt in” form in order for us to use children’s photos in print and on-line. Adults  have to sign an “opt out” form if they do not want their picture to be published. The policy and forms are on the bulletin board.

Send your announcements to [email protected] to be included in the weekly email and to promptly have your information on this web site.

Click here for the Diocesan calendar of events

Click here for the Mountain , the Diocesan newsletter, or you can find printed copies on the table outside the rector’s office.

Food Shelf Items:The BROC food/household ministry for next week is canned meat and toothpaste. Please put items in the shopping cart at back of the sanctuary. Any additional items are always appreciated. Thank you.

If you are Hospitalized: Because of the HIPAA laws, hospitals are not allowed to notify the Church of your admission. Please call the Church to let us know that you have been admitted to the hospital

Send your news and announcements to [email protected] to be included in the weekly email and to have your information on this web site.

Go to the Diocesan website for state wide events and news.

Go to ENS for world wide news.

Fr. Justin, Bishop Tom and the children